Women – Theme Friday

How are women different from men?

Women listen
Women cooperate
and see the future through their children
but themselves through their men

We celebrate the small victories
a flower erupted from seed and sunshine
a full tank of gas
a coffee shared with a friend
good hair days
steak on sale
perfect weather on picnic day

We mourn our insecurities
and hide our imperfections
We crave love we feel
we don’t deserve
we always think other women are better
or stronger
or prettier
or happier
but we know they are not

We want to be looked at
but wonder why anyone does
always suspecting
we trail toilet paper on our shoes
or have busted a seam

We want acceptance
but cannot accept ourselves
We feel joy
by being seen
heard and appreciated

We know one another
through our shared experiences
we are mothers, daughters and sisters
confidants, comrades and co-conspirators

We are not from Venus
but from ourselves
from intuition, gentle touch
and tender care

We are not a secret
but an open book
of stories we long to tell
to anyone who
wants to know us

copyright 2010

What women does Christine know?
Clancy Jane’s women meet here

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7 thoughts on “Women – Theme Friday

  1. There’s so much truth in this. Written plainly, it is lovely and powerful.

    And I like the image.

    We are not from Venus
    but from ourselves
    from intuition, gentle touch
    and tender care

    I found this stanza especially thoughtful. Very good work, Chica!

    Hey Chica,
    Yes, you know that image would have worked well with your piece. I liked how we all approached this prompt from very different paths although they ‘fit’ with one another, you know?

    Annie 🙂

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  2. That was the stanza that did it for me, too. From ourselves. Of all the Shall Nots, We Shall Not Be Defined By Others should be near the top of the list.

    Oh Clancy,
    I have to say I read so much for this prompty – about famous women, women’s movements, quotes from women, women’s accomplishments, historical women – oy! Maybe I gave myself too much to think about. Could be.

    And no, we are not defined by outside sources, are we?

    Love
    Annie

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  3. Hi Annieo.

    Lovely, lovely bloody lovely. I love women, I love us all. Thank you. The sale of steak made me laugh out load.

    We are not a secret
    but an open book
    of stories we long to tell
    to anyone who
    wants to know us.

    Let me give you a song today. Its ‘ I am Woman ‘ by Helen Reedy.

    Love you and all women
    Di x

    Hey Di-Di,
    Steak on sale is nothing to laugh about young lady. 😆 I guess we’re a funny lot, eh? Women? But God love em.

    Love,
    Annie

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